International Year One in Business and Economics


Preparing students for entry to Year 2 of a range of undergraduate degrees at The University of Adelaide.

Key information

  • Guaranteed entry to the University of Adelaide (when you successfully complete your program).
  • Curriculum designed in conjunction with the University of Adelaide specifically for international students.
  • Successful preparation for entry into first year of your packaged bachelor’s degree at the University.
  • You will develop your academic and English skills and study the prerequisite subjects that prepare you for your future undergraduate degree.
  • Highly qualified teachers, experienced in teaching international students.
  • Highly supportive environment to enable you to succeed academically and personally.
  • The University of Adelaide is a member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities, which include some of the largest and oldest institutions in the country.
  • With more than 4,500 research staff and students working together, supported by modern infrastructure and innovative culture, the University of Adelaide has all the ingredients to tackle global research challenges and deliver positive impacts for our partners.
  • The University of Adelaide is strongly committed to international education. Since the University began enrolling international students more than 90 years ago, the University’s international student population accounts for approximately 24% of all students.
  • The education experience is designed to prepare graduates for deep discipline knowledge, critical thinking and problem solving, teamwork and communication skills, career and leadership readiness, intercultural and ethical competency, and self-awareness and emotional intelligence.

Entry requirements

Age requirement
Academic requirements
High school diploma; Minimum 3.5 GPA (out of 5.0).
English language entry requirements
2 Semesters: IELTS 5.5

Dates & Fees

July 2023 start
(2 Semesters)
Mon 17 July 2023 - Sat 22 June 2024

October 2023 start
(2 Semesters)
Wed 4 October 2023 - Sat 22 June 2024


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Compulsory Modules
Academic English
Specialist Modules
Accounting Foundations
Applications of Quantitative Methods in Finance
Business Finance
Business Lifecycles
Data Analytics
Entrepreneurship Foundation and Mindset
International Business Environment
International Financial Institutions and Markets
Introduction to Financial Mathematics
Introduction to Marketing
Managing Organisations and People
Personal Professional Development
Principles of Economics


 =  Placement option available
 =  Study abroad option available
Final level
English level
Additional requirements

Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Economics

Bachelor of Finance

Bachelor of Finance (International)